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MP Birla Foundation Higher Secondary School | Jadu Colony, Behala, Kolkata

James Long Sarani, kolkata, West Bengal
Annual Fees ₹55,200
School Board ICSE
Gender Classification Co-Ed School

About School

On 11th April 1988, a dream was realized for the people of Kolkata in the sylvan surroundings of Behala. Under the guidance of the well-known philanthropist and industrialist Shri MadhavPrasadji Birla and Smt. Priyamvada Birla, M.P.Birla Foundation Education Society, a non-profit Institution, established the M.P.Birla Foundation H.S.School on James Long Sarani, Behala, Kolkata.Initially the school, with a strength of 1500 students, was affiliated to the CBSE.The first Class X batch appeared for the CBSE Examination in March 1993 in which all 65 students secured first division marks.Later,the school switched over to ICSE in the year 1995. In 1996, the school was upgraded to the plus 2 category, catering to both Science and Commerce streams. Every year, the students continue to come out with flying colours not only in the board examinations, but also in All- India competitive examinations, thus ensuring their place in the premier institutes for higher studies. The school has grown from strength to strength since its inception in 1998. The present strength of the school stands at 3200. What would M.P.Birla Foundation H.S.School be without the MPBians! Academic excellence along with co-curricular activities has been the hallmark of this institution.The All India Principal’s Conference of ISC Schools (ASISC) was held in Kolkata for the first time in November 1998 and M.P.Birla Foundation H.S.School became the venue for the conference. It was inaugurated by the former Union Education and Social Welfare Minister Dr. Pratap Chandra Chunder. More than 400 principals of various ICSE &ISCschools from all over India attended this conference. The school was honoured to hold this conference.The Principal of the school, Mr. Herbert George, was awarded the Best Principal of the Year in 1998. He was the recipient of the RashtraSamman Award by Pariwar Milan in the year 2008. In July 2013, a Life Time Achievement Award has been conferred on him by the ASISC.The primary aim of the school is to impart and lay emphasis on sound moral education, values, principles, skills and knowledge and thereby encourage students to strive for excellence in all fields of endeavour. In keeping pace with the modern technology, the school has introduced Smart Class and Mindspark classes to enhance the learning skills of students.In the field of extra- curricular activities, the students of this 31 year old institution have brought several laurels to the school.The All India President’s Gold Medal in English Essay competition was won by MPBian L.Vishwanathan.In the year 2000, Debanjan Mukherjee of Class VIII won the first prize for All India Science Talent Search Examination. In the All India Inter–School Quiz Contest held in Delhi, conducted by ESPN Sports, the school team qualified for the finals in the Eastern Zone.The Ministry for Human Resource Development organized a seven day student exchange programme in Tokyo,Japan. MPBians, Akshay Gupta and TanviDhanuka were among those who got selected to attend the programme in Tokyo under the Jenesys Scheme in December 2007.n 2008, the MPBians represented by Puneet Jhawar, Devashish Dey, Nishant Jhunjhunwala and Tejinder Singh played for the Bengal team in the All India CISCE Basketball Tournament.In the Annual Inter-School Drama Competition , jointly organized by the Central School of Speech and Drama, London and British Council of India, held in 2009, M.P.Birla Foundation H.S.School stood first. Dr. Susmita Duari of the Department of physics was declared the Best Teacher coordinator and MPBian Debolina Chowdhury was adjudged the Best Actress. The winners were sent to London to attend a summer course in 2010 on Youth Theatre for Actors.In the Inter School Basketball Tournament organized by Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, M.P.Birla Foundation H.S.School lifted the Champions Trophy for two consecutive years in 2009 and again in 2010. In September 2013, a team of five students won the first position at the Prize of Apprentice Scientist, Kolkata, organized by Section of Excellence in Science of Lycee Francais de Pondicherry in partnership with Future Foundation School, Kolkata. The team qualified to participate at the national level in Pondicherry where they secured the third position.In the Inter School Basketball Tournament organized by Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, M.P.Birla Foundation H.S.School lifted the Champions Trophy for two consecutive years in 2009 and again in 2010. In September 2013, a team of five students won th

Key Information

Type of School

Day School

Affiliation / Examination Board



LKG till Class 12

Min Age for Admission

3 Years

Language of Instruction


Establishment Year


School Strength


Swimming / Splash Pool


Indoor Sports


AC Classes




Outdoor Sports


Maximum Age



Stress is laid on extra-curricular activities for all-round development of students, and to nurture their diverse talents. Art & Craft, Photography, Dramatics, Public Speaking, Dance, Guitar, Synthesizer, Yoga, Cricket, Football and Kickboxing are some of the courses which are conducted regularly.The school offers a child to be trained under the guidance of a professional in each of these areas. So much importance is given in these activities that when the child passes out from school, he/she leaves with at least one activity as his/her lifelong passion or hobby.

Frequently Asked Questions

The school is located on James Long Sarani

The primary aim of the school is to impart to its students a sound moral education based on the principles and values inherent in the Indian tradition. The emphasis is on Indian culture and heritage, so as to develop character and mould future citizens of India.

The school has large playgrounds and well-maintained facilities for outdoor and indoor games, including cricket, football, volley ball and basketball. Students are expected to take part in these games, with physical education sessions.A lot of attention is given towards physical activities in school. Students are encouraged to take part in outdoor games. Apart from the usual period alloted in the time table for physical traning, the school holds annual sports in the winter, and students from all the four houses (Nalanda, Taxila, Ujjaini, Vikramshila) take part in a healthy competition. The school also encourages students to take part in various Inter-school competitions.

Fee Structure

ICSE Board Fee Structure

Annual Fees

₹ 55200

Admission Fee

₹ 65000

Fee Structure For Schools

School Infrastructure Details

Barrier free / Ramps


Strong Room




Wi-Fi Enabled


Ramps for Differently Abled


Fire Extinguishers


Clinic Facility


Examination center of CBSE


Admission Details

Admission Process

For admission in class 1 to 9 and 11, the student should have passed the preceding class. Photocopy of report card of previous class is to be attached with the Application Form, along with a copy of the birth certificate


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